Dell launches the XPS 17 9700 with up to a Core i9-10885H processor, 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, a 4 TB SSD, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU; vapor chamber cooling and 97 Wh battery exclusive to the XPS 17 too
The XPS 17 9700 is here, and it marks a new era for the XPS series. Featuring a 4-sided InfinityEdge 17-inch display, the XPS 17 9700 is not only the smallest 17-inch laptop, but it is also smaller than most 15-inch laptops. Unquestionably the most powerful XPS laptop ever, the XPS 17 9700 is the first in the series to feature an optional GeForce RTX 20 GPU. Dell has equipped the XPS 17 9700 with Comet Lake-H processors too, as is customary for a multimedia laptop released this year.
The innovations do not stop there, either. Dell has also integrated an advanced cooling system that will, hopefully, overcome the cooling issues of past generations of the XPS 15. The cooling system comprises of two elements, the primary of which being Dell's Dual Opposite Outlet fans. According to Dell, "the uniquely designed" dual opposite outlet fans increase fan airflow by approximately 30% compared to past XPS solutions. The fans drive cooling airflow in both directions that Dell claims should result in more airflow overall and improved skin temperatures. Along with these dual fans, the XPS 17 9700 also has a massive vapor chamber cooling system that spans the entire width of the laptop. Speaking of airflow, there are hidden exhaust vents in the hinge of the machine too, along with a slight ramp that aids in lifting more heat out.
Moreover, Dell has included a sensor that allows the XPS 17 9700 to power up in milliseconds, regardless of the power-state in which it has been left. It is unclear how this works, but it seems like an effort to mitigate the sleep issues that some older XPS 15 machines have experienced. The XPS 17 9700 features a fingerprint scanner and an infrared camera for Windows Hello facial recognition.
The XPS 17 9700 will be available from this summer and will start at US$1,499.99. Dell is yet to disclose further information about pricing or availability, though.
|XPS 17 9700|
|Display||17-inch FHD+ (1,920 x 1,200) InfinityEdge display; 500-nits, 100% sRGB minimum, 1650:1 contrast ratio, anti-glare17-inch 4K UHD+ (3,840 x 2,400) InfinityEdge touch display; HDR 400, 500-nit, 100% Adobe RGB minimum + 94% DCI-P3 typical, 1600:1 contrast ratio, anti-reflective, anti-smudgeAll panels - Dolby Vision, 178° wide viewing angle +/- 89° / 89° / 89° / 89°, Eyesafe technology|
|Processor||Core i5-10300H, 8 MB Cache, 4 Core, 2.50 GHz to 4.50 GHzCore i7-10750H, 12 MB Cache, 6 Core, 2.60 GHz to 5 GHzCore i7-10875H, 16 MB Cache, 8 Core, 2.30 GHz to 5.10 GHzCore i9-10885H, 16 MB Cache, 8 Core, 2.40 GHz to 5.30 GHz|
|RAM||8 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel16 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel32 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel64 GB DDR4-2933 dual-channel|
|Storage||256 GB PCIe 3 x4 SSD512 GB PCIe 3 x4 SSD, SSD1 TB PCIe 3 x4 SSD2 TB PCIe 3 x4 SSD|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 630NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti - 4 GB GDDR6NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 6 GB GDDR6|
|Ports||4x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports with DisplayPort & USB Power Delivery1x 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack1x full size SD card reader v6.01 wedge-shaped lock slot|
|Wi-Fi||Killer AX1650w, 2x2 MIMO, 2.4/5 GHz, Wi-Fi 6 (WiFi 802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1Killer AX500-DBS, 2x2 MIMO, 2.4/5 GHz, Wi-Fi 6 (WiFi 802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1|
|Battery||3-cell, 56 Whr "smart" lithium-ion, ExpressCharge6-cell, 97 Whr "smart" lithium-ion, ExpressCharge|
|Dimensions & weight||Height (rear): 19.5 mm (0.77 in.)Width: 374.45 mm (14.74 in.)Depth: 248.05 mm (9.76 in.)Starting weight: 2.11 kg (4.65 lb)Weight (maximum): 2.51 kg (5.53 lb)|
|Miscellaneous||720p at 30 fps HD RGBIr cameraDual-array microphonesStereo woofer 2.5 W x 2 and stereo tweeter 1.5 W x 2 = 8 W total peak1x USB-C to USB-A v3.0 & HDMI v2.0 adapter ships standard|